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Arthur BLAIN

Regimental number541
Place of birthKolora, Victoria
SchoolKolora State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKolora PO, Kolora, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs Georgina Blain, Kolora PO, Kolora, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 11 December 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death11 December 1915
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPieta Military Cemetery (Plot C, Row I, Grave No. 5), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Terang Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: John (d. 6 August 1915, aged 58; bu. Terang) and Georgina Ann (d. 15 April 1939, aged 84; bu. Terang) BLAIN, Post Office, Kolora, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals1914-15 Star,: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Kolina, Victoria.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLAIN Arthur

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